Millet is a powerhouse, high protein grain with mild, nutty flavor. Pearl millet cooks in 60 minutes, and is traditional to Africa. Proso millet is more commonly known here, cooking in 20 minutes. We have been unable to successfully grow proso millet, although pearl millet's benefit is that it never cooks to a mush, remaining well-singulated always.
Millet plays a crucial role in the diversity required to build sustainable, economically-viable small-grain farming systems. The fact that millet is drought-tolerant also makes it a key player in response to extreme and changing weather patterns which farmers must contend with. Wheat cannot stand on its own. The over-wintering wheat, rye and barley are popular, as we all know. But something must grow during the other parts of the year, namely during the heat of the summer. Buckwheat, corn, millet, sorghum, and dry beans are those summer crops. These winter and summer crops work together to create a diverse rotation and an economically viable means of production… as long as people carry the diversity to their plates!
BASIC COOKING RECOMMENDATIONS:
Millet to water ratio is 1:2. Add salt to the cooking water at a ratio of 1/2 tsp per cup millet. Bring the water to a boil, add millet and salt, turn the heat down and let simmer for 1 hour until the water is fully absorbed and the millet is tender.
Meet-up happens in the parking lot. I will call you if the ETA changes, but expect to be available to meet-up 30 minutes earlier or later than the noted ETA. I will also add a one time $30 bag fee to your first order so that we can interchange between two bags.
Next Step Produce (Newburg, MD)
PICKUP DAY AND HOURS: Both Saturday and Tuesday pickups are available as of 9 am. You are welcome to pickup at your convenience any time or day after that.
IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME PICKING UP FROM THIS LOCATION:
You deserve a new customer orientation! Upon placing your first order for pickup from this location, please provide your requested day and time for your first-time pickup in the comments section provided. We will send you an email to confirm or reschedule. After your new customer orientation, you will be self-sufficient!
Wakefield Hall Apartment (Washington DC)
PICKUP DAY AND HOURS: Tuesdays, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.
There is a half-circle driveway where you can short-term park. You will be provided with a code to enter the apartment building.
IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME PICKING UP FROM THIS LOCATION: Please make note of that in the comments section upon placing your order. I will provide you with the code to enter the apartment building, and I will also add a one time $30 bag fee to your first order so that we can interchange between two bags.
UPON PICKUP: Your NSP bag will be waiting for you in the lobby. Take it and leave your payment in an envelope, dropping it through the slot of the office door next to the lobby (up a couple steps and to the left as you enter). At your following order, bring back the bag, leaving it in place of your new one.
Zen and Vitality with Zoa (LaPlata, MD)
PICKUP DAY AND HOURS:
Saturday pickups by appointment 9:30 am - 1:30 pm.
Tuesday pickups by appointment 8:30 am - 6:30 pm.